Honduras president says open to review of disputed vote

An anti-government demonstrator sings the Honduras national anthem protesting against the government imposed dawn-to-dusk curfew in Tegucigalpa, Hondu

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez shake hands with a journalist as he arrives for a press conference in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Tuesday, Dec. 5

Soldiers patrol during a government imposed dawn-to-dusk curfew in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, late Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. Honduran President Juan Orlando

A barricade placed by anti-government demonstrators burns in protest during a government imposed dawn-to-dusk curfew in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, late Tu

An anti-government demonstrator bangs a cooking pot in protest during a government imposed dawn-to-dusk curfew in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, late Tuesday,

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez gives a press conference in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. Hernandez holds a narrow lead in t

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduras' president says he is open to a review of a disputed vote count in his bid for re-election that has plunged the country into a political crisis.

Juan Orlando Hernandez called late Tuesday for the Supreme Electoral Tribunal to re-examine all the votes scrutinized from the Nov. 26 election. He said he would be OK with that "because the people deserve respect."

Opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla is urging a recount of thousands of disputed ballots and has also called for a redo of the entire vote. He told The Associated Press that would be legal if Congress convenes and explicitly approves it.

With all the votes counted, Hernandez holds an edge over Nasralla by 43 percent to 41.4 percent.

Nasralla alleges fraud, and both sides have claimed victory.